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Student Loan Forgiveness Treats the Symptom, Not the Disease

Cronyism and CorporatismProgressivismTaxes and Spending

Blog5 hours ago

President Biden's recent student loan forgiveness initiative only exacerbates the real problem: the cost of a college education, thanks to government intervention, is outrageously high.

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Should the Fed Increase the Money Supply in Response to a Growing Economy?

The FedMonetary Policy

Blog09/26/2022

Standard economic theory states that as an economy grows, the money supply should grow with it. Appealing to the Austrian tradition, Frank Shostak shows that belief is mistaken.

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Seeing the Student Loan Crisis as a Form of Boom and Bust

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog09/24/2022

Conservatives have missed the point that it is not students particularly that are at fault for the student loan crises, but the entire bureaucratic economic-political system.

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Socialism Is Not Groupthink, but Statethink: A Brief Comment on Jordan Peterson

Socialism

Blog09/17/2022

Jordan Peterson has linked identity politics to socialism. Instead, socialism is about empowering the state.

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Short-Term Market Volatility Is Not Entirely Random

Financial MarketsInflation

Blog09/10/2022

Typical teaching on stock prices says they are little more than a random walk. But people's purposeful actions are behind every economic transactions.

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Spooner: We Didn't Consent to the Constitution

U.S. History

Blog09/08/2022

"Even those who actually voted for the adoption of the Constitution, did not pledge their faith for any specific time; since no specific time was named during which the association should continue."

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Sound Money Can Prevent What Representative Democracy Does Not

Economic FreedomThe FedMonetary Policy

Blog08/29/2022

For all of the talk about "our democracy," there is a better way to protect the lives and property of people than just electing politicians. It is called sound money.

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Should Libertarians Get behind States Waging "Humanitarian" Wars?

War and Foreign Policy

Blog08/19/2022

Fernando R. Tesón is all mixed up. He thinks libertarians' principled nonaggression ties their hands in the face of violence against others and that this limitation extends to good-guy states.

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